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Karol is a professor at the University of Warsaw and the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences.

Using Olefin Metathesis To Produce Macrocyclic Products

Molecules containing twelve or more atoms within at least one large ring are called macrocyclic compounds or macrocycles. At the beginning of the 20th century, the synthesis or even existence of macrocycles was questioned by many chemists. One of the pioneers, a Croatian-Swiss scientist Leopold Ružička[1] in his Nobel lecture stated: “I was hindered (…) by the general